France O-Kaeshi

Published 24 Mar 2014
Reference 6042
Topic Operations
Region Asia
Summary

In the wake of the tsunami, a number of entrepreneurs decide to seize the opportunity to modernize the industry and change their business models, although many obstacles remain. In this context, the case examines the characteristics of the Japanese economy, the behaviour and expectations of consumers, and the process of innovation. The business case can be made, as well as some analysis of the country’s ailing economic system.

Teaching objectives

. In its simplest form, the issue of disaster response . Social responsibility, either for companies or individuals. . Business model innovation opportunities for entrepreneurs in situations of rapid change . The capabilities that a social entrepreneur needs

Keywords
  • Disaster response
  • Social responsibility
  • Business model Innovation
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Japan
  • Tsunami
  • Oysters
  • Q31314